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    October 29, 2012
    11:00 - 11:35pm PDT  

,, i'm totally feelin' it. this loaded breakfast sandwich is awesome! am i trippin'...or is that jack box? you're not trippin'. i'm here. and my loaded breakfast sandwich is just loaded with country grilled sausage, bacon, ham, two fried eggs, and melting cheese on toasted sourdough. you can stop pretending. the only thing you're feeling is full. i am soooo loaded... that's the sausage. thanks for your business. coast. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston, in new yok city. superstorm sandy roars ashore and slams into the east
coast. let's get right to randall pinkston, live in new york city. >> reporter: i would be standing in the hudson river. it caused the waters to overflow the seawall. the danger isn't over. sandy roared ashore early monday evening, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts over 100. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast, tearing up atlantic city's famous boardwalk. the storm cut electricity to more than two million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city has all but shut down. the powerful storm surge pushed the warytsz of the hudson river through the seawall and onto
the walkway. tidal waters were sent into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. sandy's winds also caused a high-rise crane to collapse. it was left dangling over midtown, forcing the evacuation of several buildings. and new york university medical center was evacuated after its backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances took patients to other hospitals. sandy is combining with the winter storm and will continue to cause trouble and damage for days. >> there's been extraordinarily close coordination between state, local and federal governments, and so we're confident that the assets are positioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. >> reporter: with sandy expected to affect the northeast through thursday, that response could take some time. and there are also reports of fatalities from sandy.
at least five people, from falling tree limbs. here is even more proof of sandy's power. a dock house in massachusetts is no more, thanks to big, strong waves. off the waters of north carolina, the coast guard rescued more than a dozen people after sandy sunk their ship. one other crew member was found unresponsive and the ship's captain remains missing. the hms bounty was a replica of a vessel from the 1700's and appeared in a number of big- budget films. and in maryland, a wave knocked down a cbs national correspondent, chip reed. reed says he, his photographer and their equipment are all okay. paul deanno is tracking sandy's every move. >> sandy is 800 miles wide and 800 miles long, one of the biggest storms in american history here. look at the size of this, bringing snow to portions of ohio, wind and rain to south carolina and then north of the
canadian border, we are looking at storm surge continuing in many locations. new york city still a 52-mile- an-hour wind gust. 100 miles per hour on the bridge earlier today. and the highest tide in new york city's history. as for where sandy is going, it's going to stay over the northeast for several days, bringing a lot of rain and a lot of wind. inland flooding is likely. power outages will likely expand. and this was the worst beach erosion in a generation. the atlantic city boardwalk is simply gone in south jersey. sandy is having an impact on our weather and it's a good thing. find out why, coming up. the storm forced the cancellation of more than 14,000 flights out of newark, washington, philly and cleveland. there have been hundreds of cancellations at our own three airports. more than 200 so far at sfo alone. >> the fact that this weather system has yet to move through
some of these cities, i think it's difficult to gauge the full extent of it right now. that makes it important for passengers to check up-to-date on the status of their own flights. >> i was out here for a wedding, supposed to fly out last night. things happened obviously. been here a little while. >> yeah. and it could be days before operations are back to normal. no delays for the giants coming home with the world series trophy. they showed it off to thousands of fans, who waited for their return to at&t park this afternoon. the celebration will continue through wednesday's parade. it starts at the base of market street and ends at the civic center plaza. and the fun begins at 11 in the morning. cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook is at civic center right now. hi, liz. >> reporter: hi, dana. as you can see, city hall is ready. it's still glowing in giants' orange. and truth be told, the fans never stopped celebrating. tens of thousands of them packed in to watch their teams play on the big screen and many
of them took their party to at&t park and sfo to welcome their team back home. [ cheering ] >> reporter: now that the boys are back, the party can really start. >> i can't say it, i've had more fun than what i've had this year. >> reporter: the team went straight home to at&t park. >> this is a special group. and, you know, we're not saying good-bye. we'll be here a couple days. >> reporter: players took turns carrying around the commissioner's trophy so the fans could get a good look at the prize. >> we've got a mixture of young guys and older guys this year that kind of makes up the team. they just seem like they're having a blast. >> reporter: the city now gearing up for the big parade on wednesday, setting up barricades, preparing for massive crowds. if it's anything like 2010,
we're expecting up to one million people to be flooding the streets of san francisco. live in civic center plaza, elizabeth cook, cbs 5. last night's celebration, anything but tame. quite destructive. fans tagged buildings with graffiti, sent fire, and also torched a muni bus. as police tried to disperse the crowds, 36 people were arrested. we have special live coverage of the parade of champions here on cbs 5 and on streaming live, beginning at 11 a.m. on wednesday. an unusual drug bust at sfo today. today the feds say a man swallowed cocaine and tried to smuggle it through the airport. but as juliette goodrich shows us, it's how much coke he had inside of him that's so hard to believe. >> reporter: customs agents say the passenger ingested 100 pellets filled with cocaine.
>> how big were the pellets? >> about two inches, filled with white powder. >> cocaine? >> cocaine. >> reporter: he was attempting to board an international flight to japan when he was busted by customs and border protection in san francisco. >> i would assume the officers, they have techniques and experience, they determined that something was not right. >> reporter: to give you an idea of just how much two pounds of cocaine is, here's two pounds of powdered sugar. this is how many he had in his system. take a look at how much he ingested. he was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed the pellets. the contents of the pellets tested positive for cocaine. and this is one of the larger drug busts for customs agents here at san francisco international airport. net worth, $25,000 worth of ingested cocaine. it will be up to the u.s.
attorney and homeland security to file charges. in san francisco, juliette goodrich, cbs 5. a jury found a woman guilty of killing nursing student michelle le. prosecutors argued that giselle esteban planned for months before attacking le, her former friend, last year. they say esteban blamed the san mateo woman for wrecking her relationship with her ex- boyfriend. the defense wanted a manslaughter conviction, arguing esteban acted in a fit of rage, but the jury didn't buy it. >> i know michelle is finally laid to rest, in peace, knowing that... >> i feel like a tremendous burden has been lifted. you never know what's going on in the jury's mind, but they made the right call. >> esteban faces 25 years in prison. when you walk by,... >> one wrong step that almost got a man killed, all because he was talking on his cell
phone. right now, as we put a hole in that wall... >> the way he told me, i have a bunch come out. >> a bay area restaurant with an unappetizing problem. why it wants everyone to know it. how your dog can save the lives of 44 other dogs. and it only takes five minutes.
but we knew just who to ask: siri... what happened to ive john forestall apple is staying pretty tight-lipped act a sudden shakeup -- about a sudden shakeup at the top. but we knew who to ask about it. siri, what happened to apple executive john forstall? >> checking on that. would you like me to search the web for what happened to apple executive john forstall? >> actually, it's scott forstall, but she couldn't find it anyway. he headed up apple's mobile software unit. turns out siri didn't know where he went or happened. but the wall street journal reports he was asked to leave after refusing to own up to bugs in apple's new mapping service. and the company's new retail
chief, john browett, is also gone after just five months on the job. he also presided over some missteps, most notably cutting hours at apple stories, a move the company acknowledged as a mistake. a man who walked into the path of a light rail train never saw it coming. but he probably should have. cbs 5 reporter kiet do shows us it's just the latest example of a smartphone leading to a not- so-smart move. >> reporter: we arrived on seen seconds after it happened. the man was stumbling around, bloody and delirious. just moments before, he was on the ground, unconscious. >> i thought he was dead, because he was there lying in part of his -- part of his feet were under the train, actually. all twisted and everything. i'm surprised he actually survived. [ sound of ambulance ] >> reporter: jordan saw the whole thing. he says the man was running across the street, with an
iphone to his left ear. his baseball cap was also turned to the left, which likely blocked his view to the oncoming train. >> the cap was going this way, probably blocking the sun. then when he walked by, boom. that's it. >> reporter: it sent him flying six to seven feet. and if talking on his phone wasn't bad enough, witnesses say the man was actually crossing against a red light. >> put your phone down. it's only going to take a couple of seconds anyway, crossing the street. >> reporter: distracted walking has become a growing problem with the boon of smartphones, making for painful video clips of people walking and texting and hurting themselves. one man didn't even notice a bear in his neighborhood and walked right into it. last year, distracted walking sent 1100 people to the er, a number that experts say is likely to grow. back in san jose, as the man was getting loaded into the ambulance, we heard him, yes, ask for his phone. in san jose, kiet do, cbs 5. >> wow. a bay area restaurant has a
problem and it's not denying it. in fact, cafe del sol is advertising its troubles for all to see. cbs 5 linda yee shows us why the restaurant is being so honest. >> reporter: it's a sign that speaks to every diner's nightmare. >> i think it's great they want people to know. >> reporter: cafe del sol wants everyone to know it is infested with german cockroaches just like the ones seen in this youtube video. >> we actually found one or two coming here, you know, and the way -- it's an old building. >> in the morning, they come. >> reporter: the manager says they've called an exterminator to eliminate them, but the problem is worse than they thought. a recent remodel at a neighboring business uncovered the next. >> and they told us, that when they opened the walls, it was horrible. >> right now, if we put a hole in that wall -- the way he told
me, i'll have them come out. >> putting a sign like that on your restaurant, aren't you afraid you're going to scare customers away? >> that's unfortunately going to happen but we have a responsibility to tell the truth. >> reporter: he's hoping the honesty will pressure other businesses in the strip mall to shut down long enough to let exterminators clear out the cockroaches. so far, the warnings don't seem to bother loyal customers who still eat here. >> it also speaks to their integrity. >> does it gross you out a bit? >> a bit? i try not to think about it. >> you eat here. >> well, yeah. yeah. >> reporter: not only have they posted the warning signs, but the restaurant called the health department on themselves. the inspectors say they're coming. meantime, it's business as usual. in mill valley, linda yee, cbs 5. have you ever given blood? what about your dog? that's right. there's a critical need for donations in california.
cbs 5's frank mallicoat shows us how just five minutes can save the lives of dozens of pets. >> reporter: debbie gross and her husband bruce love their dogs. the couple prepared to do all they could to save her life. >> we wanted to give her the best possible chance, so we went forth with the surgery. >> reporter: torry needed a blood transfusion, a transfusion made possible by uk davis's all-volunteer blood bank. >> we have dogs that come in that have anemia, we have some that have trauma. >> reporter: this is nothing new for davis's veterinary hospital. they actually do about 800 doggy blood transfusions per year. is that right, shorty? come on. >> we use the same collection system for the dogs as we do
for humans. >> reporter: dogs can donate monthly and need to be between one and eight years old, at least 55 pounds, in good health, and heart worm negative. they also need a good temperament. dogs give blood through a vein in their neck. during the five-minute procedure, they continually give these dogs treats to keep them calm. joey's donations have helped save the lives of 44 dogs. >> a job well done. >> reporter: dogs have about five major blood types with one universal donor. dogs' blood is not breed specific, only species specific. >> these are the three current blood donors. >> reporter: their new dogs have made dozens of donations in torry's honor, donations that could save any breed, from a toy poodle to a st. bernard. >> it's a great opportunity to give back. >> reporter: in fairfield, frank mallicoat, cbs 5. and we have more information on
how your dog can donate on just click on "links and numbers." we are keeping on eye on superstorm sandy, which hurled a 13-foot surge of sea water at manhattan tonight. the new york stock exchange will be closed again tomorrow. and the surveillance camera inside the underground station in hobo captured water gushing through an elevator door. we saw that. obviously 95% of this is because of sandy itself. but one other element came into this. a super high tide that was exacerbated by the full moon that's outside. one more thing i want to show you before i show you the full moon over san francisco, which we're showing you now, lots of snow in this system, in west virginia and ohio and western state of virginia. they're dealing with snow. for us, it's all about the beautiful clear skies that we had outside. snow on the back side of sandy, but right now we're talking about high pressure and beautiful weather here in our neck of the woods.
radar is clear. the sky will not be tomorrow morning. things are so calm north of the golden gate, fog is likely dense fog in the north bay valley, visibility of less than a quarter mile. a dense fog alert is in effect. otherwise, lows will be in the low 50's. concord, 53. san jose, you will drop down to 51. earlier i talked about how sandy is actually going to help out our forecast. here's the deal. sandy is not going to move that much over the next couple of days, kind of creating a traffic jamb in the atmosphere, slowing things down. there's a low pressure system that will eventually give us rainfall but since it's slower in getting here, it's not going to arrive until thursday, which means halloween, wednesday, will be dry, because of sandy. we'll have a nice day tomorrow and dry weather for halloween, courtesy of sandy. 72 for palo alto. redwood city also 72.
san mateo, 69. 75 for pittsburg. mainly sunny inland. watch out for the fog tomorrow morning. sunshine in the afternoon. san rafael, 73. cloudy but dry for halloween. trick or treat forecast looks g. thursday the rain moves in. right now, the weekend looks fantastic. we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the death toll from sandy, p to 15. and we continue to follow breaking news from the east coast tonight. the death toll from sandy is up to 15 confirmed now, just a few moments ago. we learned that the crew member who was pulled from the water after abandoning a tall ship in the atlantic has also died. this is a live look from new york city right now, where a wind toppled crane dangles 1,000 feet over midtown, manhattan. and late tonight, fire torched this house in queens and spread to neighboring homes and businesses. firefighters had a hard time getting there because of the floodwaters. sandy also hurled a record surge of sea water at new york city, flooding a tunnel between manhattan and brooklyn. a huge storm, causing damage from massachusetts to virginia and beyond. >> this is the most
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did all week...tonight, ek...tonight, th talk, talk, talk. that's all the arizona cardinals did all week. the 49ers did their talking on the field. a win over arizona would give san francisco a two-game lead in the nfc west. alex smith. less than two minutes left in the half, smith finds crabtree again. third quarter, smith with his third touchdown of the night. randy moss, 47-yard score to make it 24-0. alex smith's rating was 157. the 47er defense made it two straight games without allowing a touchdown. it was an illegal hit. aldon smith bulldozes him, then
pays tribute to the giants right there. 24-3. kim coyle has the postgame report. >> after throwing just one touchdown and four interceptions over the past two games, alex smith silenced the critics, with a near-perfect game. it turns out he found his game, supposedly, right where he left it. >> it was in my closet. i found it. it was in there. i found it. >> we only play once a week, so all those days in between... part of the deal, i don't feel like i did anything different than i have in the past. >> alex, he takes a lot of flak in the media. people say he can't do this. he's a really good quarterback and hopefully we can get to the super bowl and people can get off his back. >> i'm going to get on him about that. >> there goes randy moss down the sidelines! >> guys been doing it for so long, i was just happy to see
it. a smile from ear to ear, man. >> seems like arizona had all the talk before the game but you guys just let your play go out there and show what you're made of. >> coach always says you can't talk your way to a win. you gotta let your pass do the talking. that's exactly what we did today. >> reporter: another lights-out performance by the defense. the 49ers extend their lead in the west to two games. they'll have the bye week before coming home to host the rams. i'm kim coyle, cbs 5 sports. hopefully this will quiet some of the critics on alex smith. when your rating is 157, you have had one of the best games in your career. he did that tonight. 49ers in the driver's seat. they get their bye on sunday. >> it's all looking good. we had raiders win yesterday, giants win yesterday, giants tonight. >> raiders are only a game out of first place. and they're playing better and
better. >> we'll have the parade on wednesday! ,,,,,,,,,,,,
this is hayden. ,,,,,,,,,,,, that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools.
prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. one more final update on sandy. >> winds will die down tomorrow morning. five